Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mr J Martin Johannesburg,


Martin, a well-respected international judge, inherited his love for animals from his late father who had Smooth Fox Terriers. He was given his first show dog in 1968, an Afghan with the most terrible temperament. He was involved with Whippets for many years, breeding and showing very successfully. At the same time he was given three Saluki which became his main breed for 25 years. He also added Standard Poodles and Dobermann's to his kennel. Martin has been judging since the early 1970's and became an All Breeds judge in 1984. He started his international judging career in Helsinki in 1993, followed by Switzerland, Brazil, Moscow, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Norway, Finland, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Poland, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Australia, New Zealand (Auckland), the Netherlands and Perth Royal Show, Australia in 2009.